Rodgers Kudeera, a resident of the area, says since most farmers have been harvesting their crops in the past two months, it would be hard for anyone to notice a foreign element planted in their gardens.
Dickson Nabimanya, the officer in charge of Nawaikoke Police Station says that the affected police personnel were isolated a week ago after presenting with COVID-19 symptoms. They have since tested positive for the virus.
Mulindwa alongside his two colleagues who fled after noticing police officers were on Saturday afternoon conducting lessons in different classrooms contrary to the presidential directive on the closure of all learning institutions.
The 43-kilometre stretch connects Kaliro to Kamuli district and is a key route for the transportation of agricultural produce. But according to residents, the road is increasingly becoming impassable as its tarmac shades off, amidst gazing potholes and a poor drainage system which has made it prone to accidents.
The weed was first seen on Uganda's water bodies in 2013, according to data at the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute and has since spread to cover parts of Lake Kyoga and Albert. According to water and fisheries experts, the giant Salvinia Molesta is worse than the water hyacinth.
Martin Mbiro, a resident of Iwungilo village in Namutumba district commended government for giving him food. Mbiro told URN that his family has been surviving on supper alone and mangoes for the rest of the day.